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dc.contributor.authorStobbs, Georginaen_US
dc.contributor.authorKebbell, Mark Rhysen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:28:07Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:28:07Z
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.date.modified2009-06-03T07:08:09Z
dc.identifier.issn13602322en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1046/j.1468-3148.2003.00151.xen_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/24072
dc.description.abstractPurpose The aim of this study was to assess mock-jurors' perceptions of the evidence of witnesses with intellectual disabilities either with or without expert evidence and in comparison with witnesses from the general population. Method Sixty participants read transcripts of a mock trial focusing on the testimony of an eyewitness. Participants were assigned to one of three groups. The first was told that the witness was a person from the general population. The second was told that the witness had mild learning disabilities. The third group was told that the witness had mild learning disabilities and was given expert evidence concerning his abilities. Results While mock-jurors perceive witnesses with learning disabilities to be fundamentally honest, they are reluctant to rely on the evidence provided by witnesses with learning disabilities. Expert evidence can go some way to ameliorating the negative perceptions of the reliability of witnesses with learning disabilities. Conclusions Expert evidence can provide jurors with a certain degree of insight and understanding of an individual witness with intellectual disabilities that potentially increases the likelihood of achieving justice.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherBILD Publicationsen_US
dc.publisher.placeEdinburgh, UKen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118490119/homeen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom107en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto114en_US
dc.relation.ispartofeditionJuneen_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilitiesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume16en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode380199en_US
dc.titleJurors’ Perception of Witnesses with Intellectual Disabilities and the Influence of Expert Evidenceen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2003
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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